Concert: Dinnerstein & Merritt

Shenson Chamber Music Concert


Though the performance is sold out, unclaimed tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis in the lobby prior to the show.


Gilan Tocco Corn


Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt come from different musical backgrounds, yet their passion for music and performance makes them kindred spirits.

Night, their unique collaboration, unites classical, folk, and rock genres, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes.

Hailed as “the pianists’ pianist of Generation X” by The New Yorker, Simone Dinnerstein has been praised by TIME for her “arresting freshness and subtlety.” The New-York based pianist rose to prominence after the remarkable success of her self-financed recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many “Best of 2007” lists, including those of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker.

With her long-time band, Grammy-nominated Tift Merritt has built a critically acclaimed body of work comprising sonic short stories and poignant performances. The Wall Street Journal applauds her “sound that weaves through country, folk, and rock…in the tradition of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Leonard Cohen.”


Sold out. Unclaimed tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis in the lobby prior to the show.
(Parking available at Park America, 1100 New York Ave., NY, 12th Street entrance.)

Shenson Chamber Music Concerts are partially supported by a generous gift from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, Washington Marriott at Metro Center, and Steinway Piano Gallery, Washington, D.C., with locations at Tysons Corner Center and Rockville.


2011-2012 Shenson Chamber Music Concert Brochure